Event Description:
For children in grades 2, 3, or 4
Event Details:

Do you want your child to:

  • Be more at ease reading in front of others?
  • Gain comprehension and fluency when reading books?
  • Have an opportunity to meet with well behaved therapy dogs and learn about responsible dog ownership?

If so, consider signing your child up for the new Clever Canines’ Book Buddies Program!

Clever Canines Therapy & Obedience Club has teamed with the Colonial Heights Public Library to enhance children's love of reading through the use of registered therapy dogs. Children participating in the program have the opportunity to come to the library to read to dogs (and their owners). All dog and owner teams have successfully completed the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Test and the Therapy Dogs Incorporated Test and regularly visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Clever Canines

Research shows that children who are learning to read feel more relaxed and less self-conscious when reading to dogs. The program aims to improve reading skills, nurture a lifelong love of reading, and help children build bonds with dogs. 

Registration and Dates
Please register at the Colonial Heights Public Library.  Children must be in grades 2, 3, or 4 to participate.  You can sign your child up to read to a therapy dog during a 15 minute individual session from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  Upcoming dates are March 9, 2015 and May 11, 2015.


March 9
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Colonial Heights Public Library 1000 Yacht Basin Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Contact Phone:
(804) 520-9384